At One World International School, we encourage our students from Early Childhood 3 to secondary school to register for our co-curricular activities.
Co-curricular activities provide our students with additional opportunities, beyond the classroom, to cultivate their talents and explore passions they didn't know they had.
Our after school programme is an extension of what students are learning during the school day. We offer a variety of activities in art, music, drama and sports. Participating in co-curricular activities affords a host of benefits for your child:
Higher Academic Achievement
Parents sometimes worry that participating in extracurricular activities will diminish the amount of time their children can spend on homework, but involvement in co-curricular activities can actually improve students' motivation and attitudes toward school.
Besides gaining skills related to specific activities, such as sports, students learn a variety of essential skills that will help them thrive in all areas of life. Co-curricular activities allow students to build their skills in communication, goal-setting and prioritisation, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving and time-management, to name a few.
Exploring interests and passions in a structured setting outside the classroom can broaden students' perspectives and worldview, which is crucial in preparing them to become global leaders and innovators.
Getting involved in after school activities they are passionate about provides a sense of accomplishment that increases students' confidence. Children have the freedom to enjoy learning new skills without the pressure to achieve high grades. This relaxed environment can empower students to take risks as they take on new challenges.
Taking part in our OWIS co-curricular activities programme enables students to connect with teachers and peers in an informal setting, giving them a sense of belonging and helping them find their place within our vibrant school community.
Kara is a native of China. She holds a Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Sichuan University, Bachelor's Degree in English Education from Sichuan Normal University and a Certificate in Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom Cat 1 from IBO.
Kara's undergraduate degree in English has given her an invaluable experience in enabling her to speak English fluently and without much stress in an international environment.
She believes that a Chinese teacher in an international school needs to break through the traditional Chinese teaching mode and make creative use of advanced teaching methodologies to teach Chinese and cultivate international-mindedness.
Her EAL and Chinese (as a native language and foreign language) teaching experience helps her to have a better understanding of these two languages and cultures, which enables her to guide her students to explore Chinese language and Chinese culture with international thinking.
Kara is a big fan of painting and calligraphy and loves spicy food!
Darren graduated with Masters degree in Exercise Science from Edith Cowan University and a Bachelor degree in Social Science from Charles Stuart University in Australia. He is also a certified Welmed and Fitness trainer, Technical Education teacher, Fitness Instructor, NAPFA Tester and Beep Tester.
Darren has taught Physical Education and has been the head of the department in Singapore schools. He also had an opportunity to be part of a non-profit organisation dealing with intellectual disabled athletes based in Washington DC and Singapore.
Darren firmly believes that all children are raw pieces of diamond and with polishing, they will dazzle and shine. He is also a strong believer in 'inclusive' sports where all athletes are treated equally regardless of their physical ability, and must have access to equal opportunity to participate in any form of sporting events and activities.
Darren has represented Singapore in Rowing in the 2005 SEA Games that took place in Philippines. He still maintains this sport and works out in the gym to stay in shape. Darren spends his weekends volunteering at a local elderly nursing home. He also likes to read books and play the drums.
Jacinta studied in Australia where she earned her Bachelor’s Teaching Degree in Outdoor and Physical Education Studies from the University of Australia.
Jacinta is excited to be able to share her knowledge and expertise in health and sports with students at OWIS Nanyang. Jacinta looks forward to educating them on living a healthy and balanced lifestyle through staying active. She strives to help each individual student create a positive mindset towards sports and outdoor activities and fostering their ability and skills to become lifelong learners and incredible human beings who are worthy of making a long-lasting impact in the world.
Jacinta enjoys being outdoors, she loves nature and is constantly involved in some sort of physical fitness related activity such as rock climbing.
She is currently training to be a ninja warrior and hopes to compete in the near future. When not active, Jacinta likes reading novels, and hanging out with friends and her dog Ringgo.
Jacinta is excited to be a part of the OWIS community!
Kerry is from the United Kingdom and has a BA (Hons) Degree from Nottingham Trent University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education specialising in Design Technology.
Kerry has been a teacher for over 10 years working in schools in the UK, China and Singapore. She strongly believes that all children have creative potential and as an art teacher, she is constantly looking for ways to improve her subject knowledge and pedagogical skills.
Kerry likes to set an example to her students by continuing to be a student of Art, of teaching, and of learning. She endeavours to do the very best she can in the classroom, never forgetting the influence she has on her students. She aims to instil in her students an enthusiasm for Art, for teaching, and for learning by the enthusiasm she brings to each lesson.
Kerry worked at OWIS' East campus for 5 years as a whole school Art specialist before moving to the Nanyang campus to join the Art team.
She loves to travel and has visited many countries around the world. Yoga, cooking, baking, photography and Indian food are her many passions.
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